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jetpack-tab-setwindow

1.0.5-a • Public • Published

JetPack Tab.setWindow

Monkey patch Firefox Addon SDK's Tab class with a method for moving tabs to other windows.

Install

In your addon folder run

npm i jetpack-tab-setwindow --save

Usage

In your addon code include

require('jetpack-tab-setwindow');

That's it!

Now you can call setWindow(window, index) on any SDK tab.

const TABS = require("sdk/tabs");
 
// Move first tab to the end of second tab's window
TABS[0].setWindow(TABS[1].window, -1)
.then(function (newTab) {
    // newTab is a new object representing TABS[0], but the tab is the same!
    // All states are preserved, even video continues playing.
    // But newTab.id !== TABS[0].id
 
    // Move second tab to a new window (tear off)
    return TABS[1].setWindow(null)
    .then(function (newTab1) {
        // Note: if TABS[1] is the only tab in its window, tab is not detached and newTab1 === TABS[1]
    });
});
 

Note

This library uses Addon SDK low-level API, which is not encouraged.

Here is a note from Mozilla's SDK Add-ons website:

Note that directly accessing XUL objects and web content like this means you're no longer protected by the compatibility guarantees made by the SDK's high-level APIs. In particular, your code might not work with multiprocess Firefox.

So use with care.

Tested with Firefox 44 and Nightly 47.

Install

npm i jetpack-tab-setwindow

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1.0.5-a

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